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Boris Sapphire (66 Tutorials)

Sapphire for After Effects Top 15 from John Dickinson

Sapphire for After Effects Top 15 from John Dickinson

November 22, 2016

Don’t miss these great tutorials from John Dickinson on Sapphire for After Effects, covering the top 15 effects in the package.

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Cleansing Hour

Case Study: The Cleansing Hour Main Title Design – Sapphire for Motion Graphics Designers

November 2, 2016

John Dickinson from Motionworks has a walk-through tutorial breaking down how he made the main titles for the short horror film “The Cleansing Hour.”

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Tutorial: Halloween Themed Tutorial Round Up

Tutorial: Halloween Themed Tutorial Round Up

October 25, 2016

Demons are rising, ghosts are haunting and blood is flowing with these Halloween themed tutorials that we have collected to help take the horror out of making frightening creations. Updated: October 25, 2016.

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modern horror look with sapphire

Modern Horror Trailer Effects with Sapphire Builder

October 25, 2016

Alex at GenArts shows you how to create a chilling Modern Horror look using Sapphire’s Effect Builder. Very creepy indeed!

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In Depth: Light Leaks and Lens Whacking

In Depth: Light Leaks and Lens Whacking

October 14, 2016

Light leaks used to be caused by camera damage but now it’s a stylistic look. I’ll give you some cool examples of these optical lighting artifacts, and I’ll go over some plug-ins and stock elements to give your footage a light leak look. I’ll also talk to some of the pros in the industry about the making your light leaks look natural.

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GenArts Sapphire – Lighting Effect Tips with S_Rays

GenArts Sapphire – Lighting Effect Tips with S_Rays

August 23, 2016

Learn how to use both Rays and Edge Rays within Sapphire to create compelling visual effects.

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Genarts Sapphire S_Shake – Custom Camera Shake

Genarts Sapphire S_Shake – Custom Camera Shake

August 23, 2016

Learn how to create a custom camera shake with varying levels of intensity with Sapphire’s shake effect.

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GenArts Sapphire 8’s Builder Feature

GenArts Sapphire 8’s Builder Feature

June 28, 2016

Learn the basics of Builder, a new feature in Sapphire 8 that lets you build your own effects and transitions, and browse presets from all effects in one place.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 5: Some New Tools and Tutorials

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 5: Some New Tools and Tutorials

March 2, 2016

Since I started this series, there have been a couple of new tools on the market for skin touch-up and smoothing, as well as a couple of useful tutorials on the topic. I’ll talk about Sheffield Makeup Artist III, which came out in February, and Boris Continuum Complete Beauty Studio.

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In Depth: Transitions, Part 2: The Swish Pan

In Depth: Transitions, Part 2: The Swish Pan

November 12, 2015

The swish pan is known by many monikers: whip pan, roll pan, swipe pan, flick pan, zip pan, and whoosh are just a few. Get ready for some fun examples, instructions on how to create this cool transition, plug-ins to make the job fast and easy, and tips on improving your transitions.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 4: DaVinci Resolve

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 4: DaVinci Resolve

November 12, 2015

Making skin tones appear natural, yet attractive, in color graded footage can be intimidating to the inexperienced. Here are some tutorials and articles focused on working with skin tones with Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, including smoothing and cosmetic color grading.

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Getting Started with Sapphire #gettingstarted

Getting Started with Sapphire #gettingstarted

May 5, 2015

New to Sapphire? Here are some tips for getting started.

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Burning Question: What is Datamoshing?

Burning Question: What is Datamoshing?

November 17, 2014

In the mid to late 2000’s, datamoshing, or glitch art, was commonly seen in music videos, in VJ sets or even on public access channels. Here’s an overview of the effect, some examples of what it looks like, a few tutorials and some tools to help you get started datamoshing.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

August 18, 2014

Need to touch up your actor’s complexion quickly and easily? There are a lot of plug-ins on the market that can help you with this task. I’ll cover the big players and a few new to the market: Digital Anarchy Beauty Box, GenArts Sapphire S_Beauty, FXHOME HitFilm, the recently released Imagenomic Portraiture for video, the brand-spanking new Dashwood Smooth Skin. Red Giant Cosmo and Colorista II are also on the agenda.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

July 25, 2014

Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series on Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup to get you started!

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